08 Aug '11, 7am

Train, bus fare concessions for senior citizens to be extended to whole day

Train, bus fare concessions for senior citizens to be extended to whole day

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said he is pleased that train and bus fare concessions for senior citizens will be extended to the whole day, when fares are revised from Oct 8. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW By Jessica Lim TRANSPORT Minister Lui Tuck Yew said he is pleased that train and bus fare concessions for senior citizens will be extended to the whole day, when fares are revised from Oct 8. He was commenting on the Public Transport Council's (PTC) decision last week to raise fares by one per cent. Senior citizens are the least hit. Among other things, their concessions will no longer be limited to offpeak periods. 'I'm very pleased that the PTC has taken this step, and speaking to my residents, both young and old, over the course of the last few days since the announcement of the fare revision, they had actually highlighted that as one of the major areas that they thoug...

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